We are excited to announce that Wickliff Ayuku Mutanda has been hired as the Commercial Director of Karibu Loo as Michael Switzer, Volunteer General Manager since Karibu Loo’s inception, is preparing to return to the U.S. this summer. Wickliff is a Kenyan aged 51 years and is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International.
He holds MBA in Strategic Management, Bachelors of Commerce, degree in Business Administration, Project Management, and Purchasing & Supplies Management diplomas.
He has a strong marketing research and strategic planning background developing routes and systems for Stagecoach International Services, the then-owner of Kenya’s leading public passenger road transport company- Kenya Bus Services. Wickliff also brings relevant experience in the area of freight logistics including, product sourcing, warehousing, transport, distribution, shipping, import, export, and port operations, having worked for SDV – Transami the then-key logistical organization for the United Nations and other NGO’s operating in the Great Lakes Region of Eastern Africa.
Wickliff worked at senior management for 11 years, focusing on quality assurance, business performance, service improvement, and customer care for East Africa’s top travel companies Abercrombie & Kent, Private Safaris, and Pullmans Tours & Safaris before venturing into energy and university administration at Daystar University in Nairobi.
“Karibu” (welcome in Swahili) to Karibu Loo and the NRCF family, Wickliff. And karibu home, Michael! Thank you for your dedicated service to the children of NRCF.